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Flemish art institutions and universities launch international Summer Course on Flemish art

Several Flemish research centres, universities and art museums will collaboratively organise the first Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders in the summer of 2015. This first edition will focus on Jan van Eyck in his artistic context. The target group for the course are PhD-students in (art) history from all over the world.

The Summer Course is a joint initiative of the Flemish Art Collection, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Louvain, the Rubenianum and the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands.

The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a group of 18 select national and international, highly qualified young researchers and to present them with an intensive 10-day program of lectures, discussions, and visits related to the specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme will vary annually and will focus each year on a different art-historical period.

The aim is to provide the participants with a clear insight into the Flemish art collections from the period at hand, as well as into the available and most suited research methods, the state of the research and the research needs. After the course the students will be ambassadors for the Flemish arts abroad.

The first edition of the summer course is titled “The age of van Eyck in context” and will take place from June 21 through July 1 2015. Its content is coordinated by Musea Brugge and the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. The program will take place in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. The language of the summer course will be English.

Candidates have earned an MA or are enrolled in a PhD program, with a focus on 15th century Burgundian art and are at the start of their professional career.

Apply now through October 20, 2014. Mail your CV and motivation to:

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